Monday Morning Coffee

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At some point, I mentioned that I wanted to drink coffee from a paper cup. Yesterday, I ordered a simple cappuccino and instead of going to the cafe, I had it at home.

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That coffee is a cappuccino. A very simple coffee that I craved the other day. Not to mention, in this town, there are not that many places offering hot coffee in a paper cup especially for delivery. So, with those requirements alone, it’s already a challenge to find a good place that serves it like that. In that place, To avoid the coffee from spilling over, they put a plastic lid above it. They could have just put a tape over the lid but yeah, maybe they want it to be extra nicer and that the coffee is safe. The coffee itself is undoubtedly good because it is from my favorite coffee shop in town.

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These days, I rarely go to cafes/coffee shops because I’ve been to every place in town. Not just once, multiple times in the past. And once I get there a couple of times, I try every menu, it gets boring.

For young people, living in a small boring town is a torture. There’s nothing to do, no fun activities, no innovation and no new places to try. What’s even worse is that, I will be stuck here for another month or two until my 90 days working out challenge is done.

It is the same when it comes to the quality in the cafes. Since there are only a handful of them, the lack of competition seems to make everything mediocre. A mediocre coffee will taste good for people because they’ve never tried the best. However, that’s a different dynamic when I see it in other provinces or even towns with bigger populations. They keep innovating, offering new menus, making better coffee to keep customers hooked and not losing interest in their coffee and cafe.

I am seeing this as an opportunity to reset my palette. As soon as I go back to either my apartment or Bali or wherever I go, I will be in awe with their coffee. Especially in Bali where I think that they are quite competitive with their cafe and try offering delicious cups of joe. Not all of them are great but some, their quality is unmatched. It’s just that when I was there, I didn’t share too many coffee shops because I often enjoy it alone and rather not to take pictures. Especially when I had a bad experience taking pictures around over there.

To survive this calamity, I stick to drip coffee from Kapal Api. At least I know that they offer quality even though they are sold at retail. For cafes, I also stick to a place called “Rashid Coffee” where I like their coffee just enough & their cafe ambience that is supportive to work from. Arguably, they are also one of the most expensive coffee shops in town and an actual roastery too. And in this town,price often equals quality.

Anyway, Have a great Monday & I hope you get a nice cup of joe to start the week!

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"Reset the palette" is an excellent idea for less than ideal coffees. Enjoyed your post and hope your coffee drought is over soon :)

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Hopefully it's over soon. I always have that urge to just grab a backpack and leave. Not that I can't do it but I have that challenge I set to myself which ties me down😅

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Living in a small town with no or low social facilities can be very challenging but Its good you can find a place that sells your preferred coffee.

There should be something very interesting around there or places that you can't find in the city, you should find out and explore. Stay happy, enjoy your day

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I already explored this place from the mountain to the remotest area of this place. Overtime, you don't really find something interesting anymore. Even the surrounding area or nearby town as well. There's definitely many places that we can't find in the city but it's not as beautiful as places I've been to recently 😃

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How satisfied when your order arrives. But of course it will taste a little different because it has been in a styrofoam glass. It will be different if you drink it at the coffee shop directly.
Have you ever tried the sensation of pure coffee?

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Have you ever tried the sensation of pure coffee?

Of course😂

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Why did it need to be in a paper cup? xD

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I rarely drink coffee from a paper cup & the only time I get coffee in paper cup is when I go to Starbucks. I guess, it's just about craving the feeling of drinking coffee in paper cup just like I see in movies or series lol

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I was actually wondering if coffee from a paper cup taste much different. But I guess it for the nice experience of it.

Wishing you a fun days in the remaining day of your 90 days. Have a great Monday and week day too.

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lmao no, it doesn't taste any different. In fact it's unhealthy if drinking it everyday. It's quite personal association that I made with paper cup coffee that makes it nicer. From my observation, in my country people like iced based coffee more than the hot ones. So, they also rarely sell hot coffee in paper cup and stick to iced coffee in a plastic cup. The rarity is something that makes it special too.

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What some coffee delivery places do here is use two different types of lid. So they use the cold drink lid ( with the opening for a straw) first, then cover it with the coffee cup lid. They can do this because the cups are the same size.

I'm lucky to live in coffee land. Even residential areas around here would have a few places to go especially if you're willing to jump on a bus or something. It must be hard for a coffee lover not to have the variety. But like you said, this is a chance to reset.

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That's interesting way to cover the lid! Here the cup sizes are different based on your choice. Truth is, the place that i am living is a coffee land, they even grow the excelsa variant which later is grouped into coffeea liberica (it's rare with limited supply too).

The only problem is that there's no great barista around nor they even use the local beans. Instead, they choose to stick to more trendy beans from sumatra or even from other places. Maybe because the caffeine contain of that one is lesser than the other. After the convo I had in this comment, I probably should get back to the coffee plantation. I went there last year and visited a luwak farm too & it's just around an hour drive.

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Hello @macchiata, good morning ! still at 7:46 a.m. in Rio de Janeiro. I'm waking up and seeing that the crowd around the world is already awake haha. Well I love your posts about Coffee, most I'm reading taking mine.
And today, it's no different! I'm taking a brand called ''Pimpinela Golden' that I buy at the market and I do it myself at home.
With this president, things in Brasil have become very expensive. Coffee's expensive. I'm taking more at home.
In Brasil when the coffee comes without the protective plastic, it always pours into the trunk of the delivery man's bike. So I guess it's good security. Rashid Craft must be very delicious! Maybe one day!

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Bolsonaro is still the president? I haven't really checked any news from Brazil lately but that's bad when even in the coffee land, coffee is expensive. I love Brazilian coffee and I still have the beans. Sadly though, I get the beans from starbucks which after learning its operation, blew my mind 🤣

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Bolsonaro is still the president? I haven't really checked any news from Brazil lately but that's bad when even in the coffee land, coffee is expensive. I love Brazilian coffee and I still have the beans. Sadly though, I get the beans from starbucks which after learning its operation, blew my mind 🤣

Bolsonaro is a disgusting guy! Racist/ Homophobic/ Is supporting the destruction of the Amazon. He collects statements to the media where he is exposed to ridicule haha. At the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine he met with Putin...... why? just for it to appear in the media. He's a clown! Next election is Lula back to the presidency! Lula is the guy who represents Brazil! He can dialogue with our people. Wow, Starbucks here is very expensive. But like this, I hope things get better. I'll try to make some posts about coffee and routine!

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Hey Mac,
You make me long for my younger days. I admire the way you approach life. To know that you've relocated to another area to accomplish your 90-days goal is remarkable. I do think you have the right idea of living, creating possibilities, and following through with them.
...But way not really? You can work remotely yet still enjoy your favourite coffees and do stuff for self-improvement. That's amazing:))))
👏

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You're right milly! I could still do the self-improvement stuff but often, when I am in a new place all I care about is networking, finding something new, and I count as walking a lot as working out. Whenever I travel, strangely I just walk a lot and do a lot of activities & eat less than when I am home. Also, I have more excuses to actually teach myself to sit still and resist the temptation of travel bug. With the lockdown and everything easier, I am dying to travel. Soo yeah, teaching myself a bit of dopamine fast too otherwise, I'd be all around the place.

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That's funny to read, but I admire that. So many people are not comfortable doing things by themselves. The independence is good:))

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I guess this is why I visit places for the atmosphere and ambience rather than the quality of the coffees. Obviously if the coffee is rubbish, I won't go back but I only ever order one of two drinks all the time and I am happy to keep going back to a place whilst ever I enjoy the way I feel whilst there.

Another thing I don't do is buy coffees to take home, I'd just switch the kettle on and make an instant if I didn't want to go out.

Wouldn't the world be rubbish if we all liked and did the same stuff ? lol...

Have a beautiful and blessed week Mac :-)

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I guess this is why I visit places for the atmosphere and ambience rather than the quality of the coffees.

hahaha. finding instant coffee that's good is kinda tricky. There's only a few option and I think by now I like this brand called indocafe better than nescafe. Do you get plenty of instant coffee options there?

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